Outline and describe the structure and jurisdiction of the Scottish Civil Courts

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There are about a hundred and forty full-time Sheriffs in the various Courts and a number of part-time Sheriffs. They are appointed on the recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland. Until recently there were also 'temporary sheriffs' who were appointed by the executive year by year and only sat for particular days by invitation; this class of sheriff was abolished as being inconsistent with judicial independence following the decision of the High Court of Justifier in Starrs v Ruxton...
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The Courts are staffed by civil servants who are employed by the Scottish Court Service which is an executive agency of the Scottish Executive. The Scottish Court Service publishes an online map, lists of Sheriffs, and the rules of the court under different procedures. There are six Sheriffdoms in Scotland, each with a Sheriff Principal...
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